Word of the Decade

An award, probably for 'tweet'

Ety thinks that the ‘word of the year’ being unfriend is a bit dull. If you’re going down the road of the New Digital, Hyper Hyped, Bang-on-Trend Media 3.0 lexicon, then tweet seems far more suitable for 2009, not to mention a little more pleasant.

Unfriend looks like one of the freakish, badly-put-together toys discovered in the evil kid’s bedroom in Toy Story. It’s just a prefix stuck onto a noun that’s been squeezed and shoved into being a verb.

Tweet, Ety reckons, is a graceful and charming flowering of a word to mean something a little more than it used to, but not too much more. You don’t get the feeling it was folded in the wrong places to fit it in the box.

For that reason, Ety very happily endorses the ‘word of the decade’ competition referenced by The Fink.


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